The concluding image of men silhouetted against the dying flares of explosives, as they march to the raucous refrain of the Mickey Mouse Club theme, is masterly, but leaves a viewer curiously discomfited. Whereas "Platoon" shattered civilian complacency about that war, Full Metal Jacket is merely numbing. [26 June 1987] show more
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By most standards of conventional film narrative, this movie is a mess. [25 June, 1987, p.22(E)] show more
January 17, 2013 Jeffrey Hewitt
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